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Debbie Dear

From The Desk of Debra Bond Dear – July 2015

By | Debra Dear, Newsletter

Greetings Everyone from Vanguard Landing Headquarters which happens to be the sweetest little farmhouse ever!!!

farmhouseAs you continue to see on our Website, in this newsletter and on our Facebook page, MANY exciting things are happening in the development of this non- profit to create a safe, progressive and self-sustaining planned community for our friends and family members with Intellectual Disabilities! Read More

Help Vanguard win $1,000 Using IGive!

By | Support VGL

IGive SlideJuly $1,000 Contest and $5 New Member Bonuses Mean Bigger Donations for Vanguard Landing!

Summer’s a great time to help Vanguard Landing just by sharing.  Tell your friends, even friends who support some other cause or charity. Each person who joins iGive in July for the first time can mean $5 automatically donated to his or her cause … no purchase necessary!  All they need to do is try the iGive Button through 10/15/15. Read More

Shout Out from VGL: Chad Schultz

By | Exceptional People, Newsletter, VGL Shout Out

IMG_2375Chad Schultz is a 26 year old young man with Down Syndrome who absolutely loves acting and singing and recently his dream came true when he was chosen to be Mr. Mayor in the Broadway production of Seussical performed with Arts Inclusion Company!  Chad works at Hardee’s 2 mornings a week and volunteers at Food Bank on Wednesdays.  Chad plays Special Olympics basketball and is learning to play tennis.  In spite of many medical challenges throughout Chad’s life, he is a very healthy young adult who has a hearty laugh and is very concerned for other people.

Chad talks about Vanguard Landing everyday, wears his VGL wrist band with pride, and when asked what about Vanguard Landing excites you, Chad said:  “I am SO EXCITED about having a house at VGL with my friends and watching it be built!!  I will have people to play basketball with and act and sing with and ride horses and work with other people I know!  I am excited to meet new people and I am glad there will be girls there!  I like to support Vanguard Landing because it is my dream and what God has planned for me in my heart.”  Chad Schultz

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From the Desk of Debra Bond Dear – June 2015

By | Debra Dear, Newsletter

Vanguard Landing is so proud and empowered to be a part of the Coalition for Community Choice which is a national grassroots alliance of individuals with disabilities, their families and friends, disability rights advocates, professionals, educators, and housing and service providers. This dynamic group aims to advance policy that INCREASE OPTIONS AND DECREASE BARRIERS to housing and employment choices for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Read More

Pave The Way with VanPavers

By | Newsletter

The VanPavers will “pave the way” for the Campaign to Fund Vanguard Landing!
Choose from a traditional brick or a square brick with custom text and a design if desired! VanPavers will be available for a limited time.
Leave your mark on the Vanguard Landing campus AND support this mission to build a place – “Where Exceptional People Live Extraordinary Lives!”

Click Here to Order Yours Now!

Admissions – The Time Is Now!

By | Exceptional People

This just in!  Vanguard Landing is steadily moving forward.   No longer will potential residents request a letter of intent, because our Application Packet is now available online!  The admissions packet is a fillable document, so you have the option of downloading it to your computer and filling it out or printing it and filling it out by hand.  Once you have completed the packet, mail it along with the required documents to the address specified within the packet.  Interest is high and spaces are limited so don’t wait – Click Here to get your Admissions Packet today! Read More

VGL Executive Team heads to Texas

By | Newsletter

MarbridgeMembers of the  Vanguard Landing Executive Team including Debbie Dear, Executive Director, Laure Haddock, Director of Admissions and  Tim Blum, Community Programs Director along with Board member, Jon Irby had the amazing and unique opportunity to participate in the Third Annual Executive Leadership Symposium hosted by one of our sister communities, Marbridge located in Austin, Texas. Read More

From the Desk of Debra Bond Dear – May 2015

By | Debra Dear, Newsletter

pink tree“May” I try to share all of the exciting things happening in the development of Vanguard Landing?! I will do my best to give some insight into the magic that is happening with this amazing project!!!

We have been working diligently over the last year seeking ways to finance the construction to start sooner rather than later and we need everyone who believes in this project to join us in any of the ways we need! Read More

Donor Salute – January to April 2015

By | Newsletter, Support VGL

With-Gratitude-300x300Vanguard Landing is so grateful for the support we have received from our VGL Family! Listed below are the names of those especially generous individuals, foundations and corporations whose donations were received in the first four months of 2015 as well as a tribute!

To make your donation and show your support of the Vanguard Landing community, please visit our Ways of Giving page!




$20,000 & Above

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Kafker

$2,500 to $4,999

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Corzatt

$1,000 to $2,499

Mr. Jonathan Reyes via Navy Federal “Dollars for Doers” 

$25 to $999

Mr. & Mrs. James Altizer
Mr. George Kotarides
Ms. Jane Purrington
Sugar Plum Bakery*
Whole Foods*
Blu Skyy Realty*
Ms. Martha LaGiglia in Honor of Ms. Mary Lee Harris
* Strategic Partner of Vanguard Landing